I've taken my car to a few places and they all say the same thing: I need a new/rebuilt transmission. The thing is, it doesn't feel like it's getting worse, and as long as I drive it like an Impreza, it drives fine. If I try to drive it like a WRX that's when I have issues. I can't really afford to do the transmission yet and am still thinking about selling the car in a few months. If I don't beat on it, will it last?
Also, why is the only time I hear the strange sounds when I floor it? Under normal driving conditions it usually doesn't make any strange sounds. I can still drive it fast, I just can't drive it hard to make it go fast.
And lastly: is there any place I can get a transmission for the car cheap? All the quotes I've gotten so far with labor are around $3,000. That's way pricey to me.